Every year, ART X Lagos features a robust line-up of panel discussions open to all fair goers. With key stakeholders in Africa’s art economy, ART X Talks explore a range of themes pertinent to the state and evolution of contemporary art in Africa.
In conversation with Tayo Ogunbiyi, Nigerian sound and installation artist Emeka Ogboh presents overviews of his most ambitious works, and critically revisits the path he took to becoming an internationally respected artist.
Antawan Byrd, co-curator of the 2019 Lagos Biennial, and Abraham Oghobase, an artist whom he worked closely with for this project discuss the process of realizing the Biennial and highlight the accomplishments that informed the cornerstones of this ambitious exhibition, from its beginnings through the execution.
Filmmaker Joel Benson speaks with Ugoma Adegoke about his recent work in Virtual Reality (VR), and highlights his quest to document practices, works, and studio spaces of modern artists based in Nigeria using this medium.
Kathryn Weir, Director and Chief Curator, Cosmopolis, Centre Pompidou; and collectors Reni Folawiyo, and Tunji Akintokun MBE collaborate together to select works to build a virtual private art collection, moderated by Oba Nsugbe.
N’Goné Fall, Antawan Byrd and Emeka Ogboh, share reflections on the life and career of the late Bisi Silva, a curator who operated within Nigeria as well as internationally, who also served as the artistic director for the inaugural edition of ART X Lagos.